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MacArthur Genius Danielle Citron on Deepfakes and the Representative Katie Hill Scandal

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Blog Post

Publication Date

10-31-2019

Language

en-US

Abstract

When Danielle Citron began studying online harassment more than a decade ago, her argument that online mobs and coordinated harassment constituted civil-rights violations didn’t make sense to many of her colleagues. Now, the legal scholar works with some of the most important tech companies and lawmakers on finding ways to minimize harassment, which has grown from posting standard lies and insults to revenge porn and “deep fakes.” Earlier this year, Citron received a MacArthur “genius” grant for her work in the field. She spoke with Intelligencer about what’s changed over the last few years and what hasn’t.

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